We have a day for giving thanks. We have two, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, for getting deals. Now, the Tower Theatre Foundation helps launch #GivingTuesday across Central Oregon, an international day dedicated to giving back. Next Tuesday, December 2, charities, individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity. Think of it as a global “Unselfie.”
To kick-off its 2014 year-end fundraising campaign, the nonprofit Tower Foundation set an ambitious goal for its inaugural Giving Tuesday – raise enough money to fill the theatre with 450 local students. “It’s one way we can help students and teachers alike experience the thrill, magic, and meaning of performing arts,” said Alison Hamm, chair of the Tower Foundation Board of Directors. “On December 2, a donation of just $25 can send one child to the Tower next year. We want to see how many seats for an educational program we can fill in one day!”
Todd Dickerson, the Tower Foundation’s development director, added, “It’s really easy to support our efforts to bring performing arts to every student in Central Oregon. First, make a donation on our website Tuesday. Second, tell everyone on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter about how you joined a global celebration of generosity.”
#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, the founding team launched a movement that has since engaged more than 10,000 organizations worldwide.
The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and education programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community.
What: Giving Tuesday
When: December 2